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Clay Callahan and C.J. Luth from Foran High have earned spots on the National High School Coaches Association’s 2013 NHSCA High School Academic All American team for the 2012-2013 school year.

This year marks the 20th year in which the NHSCA has honored those who triumph both in and out of the classroom.

Both are accomplished wrestlers for the Lions and coach Frank Peters.

Callahan currently has a 3.4 GPA and is ranked 96th in his class of 254. He placed second in his state wrestling championships in 2013 and has a career record of 132-31.

Luth has a 3.6 GPA and is ranked 70th in his class of 254. He placed fourth in his 2012 state championships and was a state champion in 2013. He has a career record of 155-21.

This year’s selection totals 140 Academic All-Americans. These student athletes hail from 32 states. This year’s honorees excel in eight sports.

“This year’s Academic All-American are the epitome of what a student-athlete is. Not only do they excel on the playing field, mat, court, or track, but they also excel in the classroom,” NHSCA Executive Director Bobby Ferraro said.

“These student athletes are leaders in and out of the classroom and are the future leaders of tomorrow.

“We are proud to deem them Academic All Americans.”

These student athletes averaged a 3.9 GPA, with 39 All Americans coming in with a 4.0 GPA or better.

All honored Academic All Americans will be recognized in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which is currently in the planning stage.

Mike Lapia from Stratford High has earned a spot on the National High School Coaches Association’s 2013 NHSCA High School Academic All American team for the 2012-2013 school year.

This year marks the 20th year in which the NHSCA has honored those who triumph both in and out of the classroom.

Lapia is an accomplished wrestler at Stratford High, where the junior competes for coaches Dan German and Mike Roy.

He currently has a GPA of 3.4 and is ranked No. 16 in his class. He placed sixth in his state championships this year and has a career record of 49-27.

This year’s selection totals 140 Academic All-Americans. These student athletes hail from 32 states. This year’s honorees excel in eight sports.

“This year’s Academic All-American are the epitome of what a student-athlete is. Not only do they excel on the playing field, mat, court, or track, but they also excel in the classroom,” NHSCA Executive Director Bobby Ferraro said.

“These student athletes are leaders in and out of the classroom and are the future leaders of tomorrow.

“We are proud to deem them Academic All Americans.”

These student athletes averaged a 3.9 GPA, with 39 All Americans coming in with a 4.0 GPA or better.

All honored Academic All Americans will be recognized in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which is currently in the planning stage.